Real Estate

Lennar Donates Backpacks and Supplies to Children at Boselli Centers

Lennar Donates Backpacks and Supplies to Children at Boselli Centers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla (July 29, 2011) – Employees from Lennar Homes spent the afternoon putting smiles on children’s faces as they presented school supplies and backpacks to 111 children from the Russell Bill Cook Community Center and Simonds-Johnson Center.  The two centers are operated by The Boselli Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing support to inner-city children in Jacksonville. The supplies were collected through a company-wide Back to School Drive at Lennar.  Lennar accompanied the backpacks and supplies with a check for $10,000.00 to The Boselli Foundation.

June 2011 Homes Sales Figures Released; Pending Sales Increase 34 Percent

The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) announces real estate market statistics for June 2011. Statistics encompass both single-family residential and condo sales.

June 2011 Homes Sales Figures Released; Pending Sales Increase 34 Percent

The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) announces real estate market statistics for June 2011. Statistics encompass both single-family residential and condo sales.

Lennar Homes Receives Grand Laurel, 8 Other Awards at Laurel Awards

Lennar Homes was recognized at the annual Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA) Laurel Awards with the evenings highest award, the Grand Laurel, as well as eight additional awards: Sales Manager of the Year, Michael Carlo; Marketing Director of the Year, Walter Hawkins; Site Agent of the Year, Sam Schneider; Partnership of the Year, Teri Santos and Jason Brooks, Best Architectural Design for the Jasmine with Bonus at Willowcove in Nocatee, plus Merchandising Excellence Awards for three of their models.

Park View Inn Demolition Underway

Park View Inn Demolition Underway

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- What was once a downtown landmark, but more recently viewed by many as an eyesore, is being reduced to ruble.

The Park View Inn on State Street is being demolished to make way for a parking garage that developers say will support retail shops along State and Main streets.

"I think the residents of Springfield are glad to see this come down," said Rob Vergnolle, project manager for demolition.

A $300,000 federal grant is helping pay for the demolition work with the condition that retail shops be brought in within five years.  If that doesn't happen, the owner will be responsible for repaying the grant.

The time table for demolition work is to have the five story hotel cleared by Labor Day.  What will remain is two floors that will support a parking garage.

The demolition debris of concrete and steel is being recycled, according to the project manager. 

Pending Home Sales Increase Nearly 40 Percent, Actual Sales Down 10.6 Percent

Pending Home Sales Increase Nearly 40 Percent, Actual Sales Down 10.6 Percent

The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) announces real estate market statistics for May 2011. Statistics encompass both single-family residential and condo sales.

A 33.9 percent year-over-year increase in pending sales (those on which contracts are written but the sale has not finalized) demonstrates strong consumer interest in homeownership. There were 1,311 pending sales in May 2010 which increased to 1,756 this May. Closed sales went in the opposite direction, declining from 1,544 last May to 1,381 this May for a 10.6 percent drop.

Pending Home Sales Increase Nearly 40 Percent, Actual Sales Down 10.6 Percent

Pending Home Sales Increase Nearly 40 Percent, Actual Sales Down 10.6 Percent

The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) announces real estate market statistics for May 2011. Statistics encompass both single-family residential and condo sales.

A 33.9 percent year-over-year increase in pending sales (those on which contracts are written but the sale has not finalized) demonstrates strong consumer interest in homeownership. There were 1,311 pending sales in May 2010 which increased to 1,756 this May. Closed sales went in the opposite direction, declining from 1,544 last May to 1,381 this May for a 10.6 percent drop.